Corrections Private Management Act; name change, private management prohibited. (SB1179)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Corrections Private Management Act; name change; private management prohibited. Removes the authority of the Director of the Department of Corrections, pursuant to the Corrections Private Management Act (the Act), to enter into contracts with prison contractors for the operation of prison facilities, including management, custody of inmates, and provision of security. The bill does not affect the Director's authority pursuant to the Act, renamed by the bill as the Corrections Private Services Act, to enter into private contracts for other correctional services, including those related to food service, medical care, transportation, sanitation, information systems, education and training programs, recreational or religious activities, financing, construction, or maintenance. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2024, except for a requirement that the Department implement a compliance plan for all prisons by that date. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100708D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2021Committee substitute printed to LIS only 21103007D-S1
01/15/2021Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (3-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)


Laura Dely writes:

It takes years to pass common sense legislation. Thank you, Adam Ebbin, for leading the charge. We'll get this done eventually. President Bidden opened the door on the issue this week in his Exec Order banning the Justice Department from using private prisons - now he has to wipe out ICE from using them.

The U.S. has set up a racist feeding line that arrests more people of color and slams them into these for profit places, which aren't regulated, and all manner of horror stories emerge.

You know all of this already - sorry. I will support any and all efforts to stop my tax dollars from going to this industry's abusive pockets.

Best -
Laura Dely
Arlington, VA